What am I looking at?
This is "Winston", a sculpture created by Terra Cederroth, a Swiss-born contemporary artist, Pathologist and Professor in Forensic Science with an MD from Tufts University. Terra draws upon her profession as a Pathologist to create sculptures of skulls using found materials such as turquoise, broken mirror, glass, and seashells. Unsurprisingly, the theme of her art is mortality and mourning; she uses broken pieces to recreate anatomically correct representations of human skulls.
Why should I care?
As an up and coming artist, Terra’s first pieces are currently on sale at a fair price of $1000, so it’s a great chance to get your hands on some original science art!
image credit: Terra Cederroth